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Monday Evening Castleton Class


Mondays | 7:00-8:15pm | Cost: $10 | Free for members. Drop ins are welcome. No need to pre-register.  

Meditation is a special technology that transforms our mind into a source of peace and happiness for ourself and others. In this class, attendees have the chance to engage in an easy-to-practice, yet profoundly effective meditation technique that they can use as a daily practice.

Awakening the Heart: Learning to Love Unconditionally: August 7, 14, 21, 28

Within Buddha’s teachings we find a clear, systematic method to develop our potential for unconditional love and compassion.  By integrating practical meditation and mindfulness to your everyday life, you will experience greater happiness and meaningful connection with others, more fulfilling relationships, and greater ability to transform conflicts.  Ultimately these meditations lead to the supreme happiness of enlightenment.  Each class in this series will include guided meditation, practical teachings, and time for questions and discussion.

Karma & the Key to Happiness: September 11, 18, 25 (no class on Labor Day, Sep. 4)

Everybody wants to be happy and free from problems but few people ever experience genuine, lasting happiness free from pain and dissatisfaction. However, by understanding and applying Buddha’s teachings on karma and the mind, we can discover for ourself the “key” to our own happiness and unlock our own potential for permanent freedom. Each class in this series will include guided meditation, inspiring and practical teachings, and time for questions.

Kelsang Zamling is a modern Buddhist monk and the Principal Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years and has taught in the United States and in the UK. Zamling completed an intensive 6 month Special Teacher Training Program with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, to further his qualifications as a teacher. He is well-loved by his students, and sets an immaculate example of someone who has taken Buddha’s teachings to heart. Zamling is known for his practical approach, warmth and clarity and we feel very fortunate to have him as our teacher at KMC Indianapolis.

FAQs:

Q. Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend a class?
You do not need to have experience in meditation or be a Buddhist to attend. The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals, whatever their level of interest- from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome!

Q. I’ve never been to a Buddhist Center before. What should I expect?
Classes at the Center are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. Both chairs and cushions are available at the Center, so you can sit wherever you’re most comfortable. There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved. 

Q. What does a typical meditation class look like?
A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, a short teaching, and a follow-up meditation. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Q. I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?
For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program (FP). FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.

About KMC Indianapolis 

Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis was founded originally as Dromtonpa Buddhist Center in 1998 at the request of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. KMC Indy is one of 1,200 NKT Centers in 40 countries. The purpose of the Center is to provide the people of Indianapolis and the surrounding area with practical, wise, and inspiring methods they can use to lead happier, more peaceful, and meaningful lives.

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis, 8407 Castleton Corner Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250, (317) 374-5281 info@meditation-indianapolis.org